Teulisna chiloides Walker, 1862
(one synonym : Corcura torta Walker, 1862)
LITHOSIINAE ,   ARCTIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Teulisna chiloides
drawing by Charles Swinhoe, listed as Corcura torta
,
Catalogue of eastern and Australian Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the Oxford University Museum,
Part 1: Sphinges and Bombyces (1892), Plate III, fig. 10,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

The adult moth of this species is brown with two dark marks on each forewing costa The inner margins of the forewings are recurved. The hindwings are yellow. The head and thorax are brown, and the abdomen is yellow terminated in a black tuft of scales. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

The species has been found in :

  • Borneo,
  • Malaysia,

    and in Australia.


    Further reading :

    Charles Swinhoe,
    Sphinges and Bombyces,
    Catalogue of eastern and Australian Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the Oxford University Museum,
    Clarendon Press, Part 1 (1892), p. 119, No. 542, and also Plate 3, fig. 10.

    Francis Walker,
    On Heterocerous Lepidoptera at Sarawak,
    Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society,
    Volume 6 (1862), pp. 109-110, No. 99.


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    (written 26 March 2015)